Petushki - amazing beauty of a fish with bright magnificent coloring and fluffy fins. They refer to fighting individuals, the males of this breed arrange frantic fights among themselves, which can even lead to the death of one of them. With good care, they live up to two years, for breeding males in the aquarium, individuals from five months to a year are best suited.
All labyrinthine individuals (which can breathe atmospheric oxygen) have a distinctive feature. Females often recruit caviar, and if spawning is not performed, it is transformed into a cyst and the individual dies. It turns out that the absence of spawning is deadly for the female. Nerastit fish is necessary when the individual has a large abdomen, you can put them in a separate vessel, wait for the eggs to pass, and the fry to not grow.
Peculiarities of males breeding
Caviar for breeding aquarium fishes of males can be deposited in a common vessel or in a spawning. In the form of a separate vessel, a reservoir of about 25 cm in length is taken, filled with water to a height of 10-15 cm without soil. The spa is equipped with a weak backlight, black substrates, a few shrubs of stunted plants. The temperature for reproduction is necessary within the limits of 26-29 degrees and aeration is provided.
Cockerels differ from each other in shape and coloring fins. To maintain a good shape, you should choose a pair with the same fins and color. A single-color couple will give a beautiful monochrome offspring.
Spawning of males can be carried out in any period of the year. Before joining for reproduction, the couple is kept separately for a week and treated with live food. Then a male and a female with an abdominal abdomen are planted in a vessel. Fishes begin mating games, and the cockerel builds a nest of foam under the leaves of floating plants. A couple of days spawns.
The female produces up to 600 eggs, after which it must be discarded. The signal that the spawning is over, is that the cock circling around the nest, and the female hides in the shelter. If the female is not immediately removed, the cockerel can beat her to death, because it poses a threat to the eggs (can eat).
The male cockerel remains caring for the offspring. During this period, it does not need to be fed and does not interfere at all.
Care of young animals
The incubation period is 1-2 days. The larvae do not hold and fall to the bottom. The male picks them up and puts them back in the nest, destroying the unfertilized and the spoiled. And in 3-5 days the fry begin to swim and eat on their own. They take a typical horizontal position. Now the male is removed from the spawning grounds.
After reproduction and to fishes parents and young growth of males are recommended special care and maintenance. Fishes after the breeding process are weak, so they need to be planted carefully, with some water from the spawner, so that they are better acclimatized.
Malks need live food. Optimum for them is the microarpiece, you can apply boiled egg yolk, you need to feed them twice a day. Food for fry in the aquarium should be constantly present. Water needs to be constantly changed. As fry grows, fodder can be enlarged.
By the third month, the veal fins are distinguished from the offspring of the males and the first skirmishes begin in the vessel. Now special bully needs to be removed to another vessel. And by the age of six months, male fry must be seeded in separate containers.
Reproduction of aquarium fish cockerel is an exciting activity. This is useful for fish, and as a result, you can get a large number of colorful young animals, which will be an ornament of any aquarium.